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Like many people, I work at a screen every day and also spend some of my free time looking at screens. To ensure that this time is as unhealthy as possible, there is one important rule that you should always follow: the 20-20-20 rule.

The 20-20-20 rule states that you should look at an object that is at least 20 meters away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. For example, you can look out of the office window, look down a long corridor or look down from a higher floor. This helps your eyes to rest as they are strained from working at a screen. If you follow this rule, you can prevent eye strain, which can lead to vision problems, headaches or dizziness, for example.

In addition to this important rule, there are a few other tips that can make screen work easier:

Of course, you don't have to – and can't possibly – Implement all of these tips at once. To start, choose an idea that appeals to you alongside the 20-20-20 rule and try to implement it within the next week. I try to implement the 20-20-20 rule as much as possible in my everyday life, even if it's not always possible. After that, you can try out other ideas step by step.

The 20-20-20 rule alone will make your eyes much more relaxed. The other ideas are not only aimed at your eyes, but also at other areas of your body, so that screen work will no longer put so much strain on your body overall.